All Classes and Events

E.g., 02/28/2020
E.g., 02/28/2020

Sherri Jacobs and Nicole Greenberg host this experimental evening of professional networking, making connections, making friends and growing a community. Cultivate short and meaningful conversations with others in the area through “speed friending.” It’s not speed dating, but simply a way to connect with other humans and get out of our comfort zone. Let’s meet and create a new and meaningful community!

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Get started researching your ancestors with this free series. Each class begins with a lecture, followed by time to use what you’ve learned to do your own online research. Topics include genealogy websites including Ancestry, Family Search, Find-a-Grave and more; search strategies that produce results; genealogy software programs and a trip to the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, MO. Class size is limited based on computers; however, you can bring your own laptop. Register by sending an email to education@jcgsks.org with your name, phone...

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Register online or call 913.826.4600. Registration opens Feb. 19 at 9 am.

If you have never used a sewing machine, or just want to brush up your skills, this is the perfect workshop to develop/refresh basic machine sewing knowledge. Participants will learn to sew a seam, hem and sew a button hole using a modern sewing machine. Bonus: the machine is available for use after the class session, anytime the MakerSpace is open. BYOM: Bring Your Own Machine, if you’d like to learn how to use it. 

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Board games have brought family and friends together for years, and we are now in a golden age of game choices! Join us for enjoyable games, meet new friends and have new adventures. You can rampage the city as a giant lizard in King of Tokyo, embark on a cross-country train trek in Ticket to Ride or save the world from deadly outbreaks in Pandemic. Bring a personal favorite to share with the group. Snacks and beverages are served. All ages welcome.

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Meet the organizers and artists involved with this special exhibition. Bridging the Margins highlights artwork from two Kansas City nonprofit organizations utilizing the power of creativity to support people with developmental disabilities and those affected by homelessness. Artists Helping the Homeless and Imagine That! KC both aim to integrate traditionally marginalized populations into mainstream society.

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The paperwork needed to get your kids covered with KanCare can be overwhelming, so Healthy Kansas Kids is here to help! In Gardner Library on the second Friday of each month and at Central Resource Library on the third Friday of each month, you can get assistance with your KanCare application, whether it's your first time or you need help renewing. More information on the service and its provider, GraceMed Health Clinic, can be found here »

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Adults interested in practicing English to improve their level can attend free classes at Oak Park Library every Saturday morning. The levels are intermediate and advanced. There is no registration or exam.

Los adultos interesados en recibir clases de inglés para mejorar su nivel, pueden asistir a las clases que se dictan en la Biblioteca de Oak Park todos los sábados por la mañana. Los cursos de inglés que se imparten son: intermedio y avanzado. Los interesados pueden ir los sábados en la mañana para asistir a las clases gratuitas sin necesidad de que presenten examen de...

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Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Johnson County Department of Health and Environment can help you learn the risks and meet your goals. Meet one-on-one with a certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist.

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It’s always tea time when you grow it yourself! Learn about growing, preparing and blending your own herbs for tasty teas. Regina Compernolle, founder and director of Sacred Earth Arts, will demonstrate how to plant everything you need and will share some recipes to get you started. BYOT (Bring Your Own Tea) to drink while you wait for your herbs to grow!

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